Workshop on Development of Surveillance Framework for AMR in Food Animals and Environment (2017)

The Food Safety and Toxins Team organized the Workshop on Development of Surveillance Framework for Antimicrobial Resistance in Food Animals and Environment, which was held last week on Aug 3-4, 2017 at India Habitat Centre. The workshop was aimed at aimed at building a comprehensive surveillance framework to monitor antibiotic use, residues and resistance in food animals (poultry, aquaculture, and dairy) and food animal products; as well as antibiotic residues and resistance in the environment. 

The workshop was attended by 31 national and international experts. There was representation from international agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), European Medicines Agency (EMA) at the global and regional level.  Additionally, there was significant participation from key and relevant Indian stakeholders which included Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DADF), Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), FAO and WHO India offices. Veterinary, microbiology, environment as well as public health experts also participated to develop a framework for AMR surveillance in animal and environment sectors. 

All participants contributed to the workshop through presentations, deliberations and working group discussions. The outputs from the working groups on (i) surveillance of AMR in animals, (ii) AMR in environment and (iii) surveillance of antibiotic use and residues will now be worked upon by the FST to develop a draft surveillance framework. The draft will be finalized post expert comments/inputs and shared with the Government of India and other relevant stakeholders engaged in AMR surveillance work as a part of the National Action Plan on AMR.


For more details please contact

Dr. Rajeshwari Sinha
Deputy Programme Manager
Food Safety and Toxins Programme
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tuglakabad Institutional Area 
New Delhi -110062
Ph: 011 - 40616000 Ext no: 302 


Session 1
Monitoring Antibiotic Residues in Fish & Fishery Products


OverviewofOIEActivitiesto Overview of OIE Activities to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

By: Dr Hirofumi Kugita

WHO Perspectives on Integrated  AMRSurveillance–South‐EastAsia

By: Sirenda Vong

Setting the Context

By: Chandra Bhushan

Session 2
AMR  SURVEILLANCE  Framework in human health and  possibleintegration

By: Dr. Sunil Gupta

Global antimicrobial  resistance surveillance system (GLASS)

By: Dr Anuj Sharma

ESVAC strategy 2016‐2020  including benefits of the collection of  data on sales and use per species
FAO Initiatives on AMR Surveillance in Asia
Antibiotic Use in Human Health The India Scenario

By: Sujith J Chandy

Session 3
Surveillance of Antibiotic Resistancein the environment

By: Dr. IndumathiM Nambi

Halting Environmental Antimicrobial Resistance Dissemination (HEARD)

By: Dr. Peter Vikesland and Dr. Amy Pruden

Conducting surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and residues in the hospital and community environment

By: Vishal Diwan

Session 4
Existing AMR surveillance Existing AMR surveillance /tkifihiti /tkifihitiprogramme programme/network in fisheries sector in /network in fisheries sector in India and suggestions for future framework

By: Prof. T.J. Abraham

Existing AMR surveillance programmein livestock in India and suggestions for future framework

By: Samiran Bandyopadhyay

ICAR initiatives on AMR Surveillance: ICAR initiatives on AMR Surveillance: preparedness, laboratory networks dflan d future plans

By: Jyoti Misri

AMR at human animal interface: PGIMER research updates

By: Dr. Neelam Taneja

Session 5
Antibiotic use and residue monitoring infoodanimals

By: Amit Khurana

Surveillance of antibiotic Use and bddanti biotic residues in dairy sector


Monitoring Antibiotic Residues in  Fish & Fishery Products